I got a new job...again. I'm now working up at the Steiner Aquatic Center as a shift supervisor. Yay for lower-middle management! It's really awesome (really!) because I have TONS of time to do homework and get paid for it. Yay for me!
There's one small catch, that probably won't turn into anything, but it is a little unnerving. I quite possibly have descended into conservative-capitalist-conservationist hell. Now, if you're laughing, I figure there's two reasons, the first being my predicament, and the second being my use of the word "conservationist." I am! It's true! I'm definitely not one of your crazy Al Gore types that ignores science. I will not be made to feel guilty for being a) a human, b) a carnivore, and c) a white male living in the United States. I'm more of a...a...okay, I can't think of any role-models that I "follow," so I'll call myself a capitalist-conservationist, as in, "Turn the freakin lights off that you're not using so I don't have to pay for wasted electricity!" That pretty much sums up my stance on conservation. Don't waste water, 'cause your taxes that go toward the water treatment plants get wasted, and then possibly raised, etc, etc.
So, back to my possible stint in Hell. My first day on the job was greeted with two raised eyebrows. One for the book my boss was reading, "The Assault on Reason" by "L. Ron" Gore, and the other was raised even higher by the book one of the teenage desk clerks was reading, "The Communist Manifesto," by Karl Marx. Do I really need to come up with words to describe feelings for this? I think those of you who know me, and who know what those books are about can guess just fine. I think I'll just steer clear of politics at this job...maybe.
This predicament has had an unexpected effect on me, and so it's time again for one of Jim's Confessions of the Soul:
BYU is better.
Ahem....okay fine, full size this time: BYU is better. I am just so sick and tired of the whole country's higher education system being used as a mass-indoctrination device to turn us all into one of Al Gore's (or, insert inflammatory loud-mouthed idiot's name here) brainless, Godless, morally deprived children. I also will not be made to feel guilty for being a Christian, a Mormon, or a concerned father. It is in this regard that private schools in general are better, because it's easier to hold sway over the professors' political actions, BYU being in that category.